Election of 1874
January 31 Electorate 303
Henry Owen Lewis M.R. (LIB). Elected without opposition, Lewis
Henry Owen, Lancaster Gate London, Inniskeen Co. Monaghan, only
surviving son of Lt Col Arthur Gamble-Lewis and D.L of Monaghan.
Married Henrietta only daughter of Henry Owen Scott of Scotstown
Co. Monaghan and relict of Hon Richard Westenra. Born at Merrion
Square Dublin 1842 married 1866 Frances Sophia daughter of the
late Francis Charles Elsegood Esq of Brook St. Grosvenor Sq.
London. Educated at T.C.D. A magistrate for Counties Dublin &
Waterford and D.L. for Monaghan. A Liberal in favour of Home Rule
for Ireland also in favour of the amen durent of the existing
grand jury law. Sat for the Borough of Carlow from Feb 1874 until
he retired in 1880.
Feb 2, Electorate 2180
Henry Bruen Conservative, elected Arthur Mac Murragh Kavanagh
Bruen, Henry, Oak Park, Carlow.
Carlton. Sackville Street. Dublin.
Only son of Col. Henry Bruen, Oak Park, Carlow (who was
for many years MP for that Co.), by Anne, daughter, of Thomas
Kavanagh, Esq., of Borris House, Co. Carlow. Born 1828, married
1854, Mary Margaret the 3rd daughter of Col. Conolly of
Castletown, Co. Kildare. A conservative, believed it was the
interest and the duty of the state to support religion. First
returned for Carlow Co. April, 1857 and sat until defeated 1880.
Died 8 March, 1912.
Kavanagh, Arthur MacMurrough, 19 Chester Square, London. Borris
House, Borris, Co. Carlow. Sackville Street Club. Dublin. Son of
Thomas Kavanagh. Esq., of Borris House, Co. Carlow, by Lady
Harriet Margaret, daughter of the Rev Joseph Forde Leatbley, of
Temonfeckin Rectory, Co. Louth. Was High sheriff of Kilkenny hi
1855, of Carlow in 1857. A Magistrate for the Co.s of Carlow and
Wexford and chairman of the New Ross Board of Guardians. Author
of The Cruise of the Era. A conservative, voted against the
disestablishment of the Irish Church 1869. Sat for the Co. of
Wexford from November 1866 to December 1868 from which date he
sat for the Co. of Carlow until defeated 1880. Founded Irish Land
Corporation 1883. P.C. (Ireland) 1886. Died 25 Dec 1889.
Notes taken from Parliamentary election results in Ireland
1801-1922 edited by Brien M Walker and notes of members of
British H of C
Contributed bv PF Meehan
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